Blog Tag - Spring Festival

Throwback Thursday: The Joy of Celebrating CNY in a World Without WeChat
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
Surge of Returning Spring Breakers Cause Travel Chaos
If you're thinking now is a convenient time to go traveling, think again. With Spring Festival over, it's time to go back to work. And with 8.48...
Did Beijing Seem Empty This Past Week? That's Because 8.48 Million People Left During CNY
After considerably placated attack from firecrackers and fireworks, Beijing seems much quieter than usual – shops and restaurants remain closed, the...
Even When Not Playing, WeChat Still Wins the 2017 Hongbao Wars
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. This year’s hongbao war winner goes to WeChat, who sent out 14.2 billion red envelopes...
Beijing Pollution Hits 647, but Beijingers Bought Fewer Fireworks
Beijing's PM2.5 concetration reached a mere 647 micrograms per cubic meter at its peak during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) celebrations, down 7...
Get Cooking Over the Spring Festival Break with these Chinese Recipes
It's no secret that many, if not most, of Beijing's esteemed dining establishments are about to close for Spring Festival (check out our handy guide...
R Fun Day Trips to Make the Most of Spring Festival in Beijing: Part 2
Our roundup of fun daytrips continues (see part one here). If you still don't have travel plans for Spring Festival then be sure to check out both of...
Why Do We Call it Spring Festival?: The Origins Behind the Name
Has there ever been a blander name for a holiday than “Spring Festival”? What the hell does it even mean? It’s held in the middle of winter. In North...
R Fun Day Trips to Make the Most of Spring Festival in Beijing: Part 1
If you're stuck in Beijing this Spring Festival, don't just spend it all at home sulking. Get out there and explore the city. Just remember that...
Throwback Thursday: A New Era For Buying Chinese New Year Fireworks in Beijing
Fireworks usage in Beijing is expected to decline once again this Spring Festival, a trend that shows a radical departure from just nine years ago,...
在吗?: Beijing F&B Opening Hours During Spring Festival (Jan 27-Feb 2)
[Updated Jan 27] Spring Festival is coming up, and if you didn't jump onto the flight or train-booking bandwagon early enough, you may find yourself...
DP Usher in the Year of the Cock: Beijing's 2017 Chinese New Year Parties, Dinners, and Promotions
[Updated January 26] Not going anywhere for the turn of the lunar new year? There's no reason to panic, as you can still ring in the Year of the Cock...
A Teacher's Advice to His Students for Staying Safe during Spring Festival
As a teacher at a study abroad program here in Beijing, I feel it's my duty not only to introduce the wonders of Chinese civilization to...
Here's What to Expect for this Year's Spring Festival Hongbao Wars
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. Spring Festival, an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, is almost upon us....
New Pricing Policy May Not Make It Easier For You To Get A Didi
Chinese New Year is fast approaching, meaning a lot of Didi drivers are heading home. On top of that, new policies require drivers to hold a Beijing...